Nine Banded Wheated Bourbon
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Blended and Bottled by Nine Banded in Austin, Texas
Distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
NAS - Aged at least 2 Years
Mash Bill: 51% Corn, 45% Wheat, 4% Malted Barley
Retail Price: ~$35
Poured Neat in a Glencairn
Color: Deep Gold
Nose: Vanilla Bean, Corn Flakes, Sweet Cream, Honey
Palate: Caramel Corn, Vanilla and Sweet Cream
Finish: Silky with a quick sharp bite. Light Linger
Overall: I was very surprised with the quality of this pour even seeing it is only aged a minimum of 24 months. I was expecting a lot of youth and grain forward flavors, but was excited to pull the vanillas and caramels from the barrel. It certainly reminded me of a fresh bowl of corn flakes with the right amount of heat. Not very much complexity or linger, but delicious flavor to get the ball rolling. This is a nice one to start with if hosting a tasting or a party and one to continue to sip on the porch with a light cigar.
From the label: " Straight Bourbon Whiskey crafted from a unique blend of wheat, corn and malted barley brought to life with limestone-filtered water from the Texas Hill Country."
Thank you to the team over at Nine Banded for getting this to the Library and giving me a shot to try something new with no strings attached. Cheers!
Library Rating: 7.9 / 10